About the organisation
Brendoncare exists to improve the quality of life for older people, through the provision of care homes, housing with care and clubs, offering support that is built on relationships and responds to the needs, aspirations and choices of each individual.
We operate care homes and housing with care services, supporting over 750 people every year in these services. Our Clubs are based in local communities - in halls, garden centres, pubs - wherever people can gather in their community - and 1,500 members come together each week supported by teams of volunteers.
About the role
The Brendoncare Foundation is a Charity (established 1984) and a company limited by guarantee. Trustees are the directors of the company. Our Board of Trustees have a range of backgrounds and skills - accountants, lawyers, health and social care, business strategy. The Board meets six times a year in Winchester and Trustees also join one of the sub committees, according to their interests and focus.
We are currently developing a major new scheme that will bring an innovative approach to supporting people living with dementia. We hope this will be the first of several new schemes to be built over the next five years as we seek to redevelop some of our existing services.
We rely on fundraising to meet the running costs of the clubs, making them as accessible as possible, to provide funding for major capital projects such as our new dementia care service and to support our care for life promise that no-one will have to leave a Brendoncare home if their situation changes.
Over the next few years we identify key challenges developing services to meet future needs - this means ensuring the sustainability of the vital community services offered in Brendoncare Clubs and changing these in response to increasing needs, developing new services to replace those that will not be suitable for the increasingly complex care needs of residents and innovation in the models of care and support we provide. This is made possible through our fundraising support and we need to build this.
Trustees can help us deliver the best possible care and support to all our beneficiaries - driving our quality commitment, supporting our investment in future services and ensuring that we build our financial sustainability.
The Trustees act in the best interests of the charity and its beneficiaries so it is important that all Trustees have a commitment to the work of Brendoncare and an understanding of the contribution that social care makes to the quality of life for older people. Team working, focus on governance, collaboration and strategic thinking are the core skills for our Trustees.
We currently are seeking in particular Trustees with a background and expertise in:
- Social care
Average commitment is about half a day a month. The Board meets 6 times a year and Trustees also join sub-committee meetings up to 4 times a year.
How to apply
Applications are to be made to Reach in the first instance. Please provide your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills will add value to the existing board and any other relevant information.